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Wasim Akram’s wife dies
NEW DELHI (AP) - The wife of former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram died at a hospital in Chennai on Sunday, the Press Trust of India reported. Huma Akram died in a Chennai hospital following multiple organ failure. She was 42.

She was admitted to the hospital on Oct 20 in an emergency situation, suffering from a fever. The air ambulance carrying her from Lahore to Singapore had stopped in Chennai for refuelling when her condition worsened.

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt and chief operating officer Wasim Bari expressed the PCB’s grief.

"We are with Wasim and his family at this hour of need and pray to God to give them strength to bear this great and irreparable loss," PCB chairman Ijaz Butt said a statement.

"All the management of PCB and fellow cricketers have also extended their condolences and prayed eternal peace for the departed soul."

Akram, 43, played 104 Test matches in an illustrious career of 17 years before retiring in 2002 with 414 wickets. He was the first bowler to achieve the 500-wicket landmark in one-day internationals and claimed 502 wickets in 368 ODIs.

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